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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-26503
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org BE-Epidemiology Division
Posted to the Web 08/08/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 025
Employment Type Non-Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8:30 to 5:30
Months 12
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.


The Coordinator Lab Resources will assume full responsibility for coordinating specimen collection, processing, shipment, storage, management, and communicating between clinical project teams, the clinical lab, the TTAB, the clinical research unit, sponsors, and the research labs. The Coordinator Lab Resources will be responsible for the development of sample generation workflow for each project within the 2-PREVENT Translational Center of Excellence and the therapeutic cancer clinical trials coordinated by the Abramson Cancer Center Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Program. Responsibilities will include 1) tracking schedules for sample collection as appropriate, 2) coordinating with study teams and the outpatient laboratory/infusion area in the collection of blood and biological samples, 3) Processing samples as required by each protocol and shipping those samples per protocol requirements.
Additional responsibilities will include: 1) Maintaining a logging/labeling system to ensure the status of each sample is known and documented while protecting patient confidentiality, 2) monitoring laboratory supplies and making supply requests as needed, 3) coordinating collection of tissue samples with Pathology department or clinical/research staff as appropriate and 4) Communicating with sponsors/CROs as needed and resolve queries related to samples.
This individual will assist with the management and coordination of sample workflows from each project within the 2 PREVENT Breast Translational Center of Excellence and the Abramson Cancer Center Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Program. Core activities will include development of specimen workflows from each project including but not limited to coordinating specimen collection, processing samples, labeling samples, storing samples – both physically in the research laboratory freezer space and within the sample inventory electronic management systems – preparing samples for shipment, managing laboratory inventory, and reporting and communicating laboratory specimen inventory to collaborators and the research teams


The minimum of an Associates’ degree in a scientific or related field and 3 to 5 years of relevant laboratory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Bachelor’s degree is a plus. This position requires careful attention to detail, excellent communication and organizational skills.
In addition, excellent time management and planning skills will be essential for this position as samples ascertainment will be both predictable and unpredictable depending on the study needs.

The candidate for this position should possess basic laboratory processing and management experience. Computer literacy with knowledge of Microscoft Word, Excel. RedCap, LabVantage, and Pumpkin experience a plus.

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